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Melvin Nieves

Melvin (Ramos) Nieves

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Luis Pales Matos (Santa Rosa, PR)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1992 (Age 20)   vs. NYM 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Reds/Braves 1992-1998

Final Game: September 14, 1998 (Age 26)   vs. MIL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Wil Nieves
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Career Home Runs

Melvin Nieves: 63 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 9 tying, 12 go ahead
3 Tms
DET44
SDP17
CIN2
 
vs RHP47
vs LHP16
 
Away38
Home25
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev19
Low Lev34
21 Opps
MIL7
SFG5
ANA/CAL5
BOS5
CHW5
SEA4
KCR4
NYM4
MIN3
COL3
CHC3
OAK2
NYY2
CLE2
FLA2
TOR2
STL1
TEX1
BAL1
PHI1
57 Pitchers
Brad Radke3
Kevin Appier2
Dennis Springer2
Blas Minor2
Mike Munoz2
Jeff Nelson1
Aaron Sele1
Jack McDowell1
Kirk Rueter1
Doug Henry1
Curt Schilling1
Darren Oliver1
Scott Sanderson1
Joe Hudson1
Pedro Astacio1
Sergio Valdez1
Woody Williams1
Mike Potts1
Scott Karl1
Charles Nagy1
24 Parks
Tiger Stad17
Qualcomm St7
County Stad6
KauffmanStad4
Shea Stad3
Fenway Pk3
Angel Stad3
Metrodome2
Kingdome2
Candlestick2
NetworkAssoc1
US Cellular1
Yankee Stad1
VeteransStad1
Coors Fld1
MileHigh Std1
Dodger Stad1
Cashman Fld1
Dolphin Stad1
Camden Yards1
Where Hit
920
716
7810
899
88
General field locations when available.
 
 
Pitches
219
114
312
46
65
54
7+3
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms59
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th36
5th11
9th5
7th4
3rd3
8th2
1st1
2nd1
Outs
028
218
117
 
DefPos
RF38
LF15
CF4
Unk3
PH2
1B1
Bases
---37
1--11
12-4
1-34
-2-3
1232
-232
 
103 RBI
RISP15
0 on37
1 on14
2 on10
3 on2
Any on26
Inning
13
29
33
47
55
67
78
810
98
Extra3
 
1-315
4-619
7-end29
RelScore
+4..9
+26
+110
Tied10
-19
-21
-34
-4..14
 
Ahead25
Tied10
Behind28
Before event, for batter
Count
0-014
1-013
1-19
3-27
0-16
2-14
0-23
3-13
1-22
2-21
3-01

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1993-09-08 SDP FLA Chris Hammond behind 0-1 b 1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 3 9 0.104 51% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
2 2 2 1 1993-10-02 SDP CHC William Brennan ahead 6-2 b 5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 9 0.031 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1994 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1994-06-28 (1) SDP @ COL Lance Painter ahead 5-0 t 3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 6 7 0.039 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1995 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1995-05-03 SDP @ COL Mike Munoz behind 5-8 t 7 1 --- 6,(1-2)  1 5 7 0.073 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
5 5 2 1 1995-05-04 SDP SFG Trevor Wilson behind 1-2 b 6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 7 0.189 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
6 6 3 1 1995-05-17 SDP STL Danny Jackson behind 0-1 b 5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 6 7 0.243 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Caminiti Scores
7 7 4 1 1995-05-28 SDP @ PHI Curt Schilling behind 2-3 t 7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 7 0.200 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
8 8 5 1 1995-05-29 SDP @ NYM Blas Minor tied 2-2 t 13 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 7 0.413 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
9 9 6 1 1995-07-05 SDP @ FLA Randy Veres tied 4-4 t 10 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 5 PH 0.416 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Livingstone Scores
10 10 7 1 1995-08-02 SDP SFG Terry Mulholland ahead 5-3 b 8 0 123 3,(1-1)  4 8 7 0.021 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Clark Scores; Cianfrocco Scores; Ausmus Scores
11 11 8 1 1995-08-10 (2) SDP @ CHC Turk Wendell behind 3-12 t 9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 9 8 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Williams Scores
12 12 9 1 1995-08-26 SDP @ NYM Doug Henry behind 2-7 t 9 2 123 1,(0-0)  4 9 8 0.024 4% Home Run (Fly Ball); Cianfrocco Scores; Reed Scores; Plantier Scores
13 13 10 1 1995-09-17 SDP CHC Mike Perez ahead 10-3 b 8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 9 7 0.000 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
14 14 11 1 1995-09-19 SDP COL Mike Munoz ahead 14-4 b 8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 8 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
15 15 12 1 1995-09-21 SDP @ LAD Pedro Astacio ahead 3-1 t 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 7 0.083 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
16 16 13 1 1995-09-25 SDP @ SFG Jose Bautista ahead 6-4 t 9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 9 7 0.040 97% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
17 17 14 1 1995-09-26 SDP @ SFG Sergio Valdez tied 2-2 t 3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.119 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1996 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1996-04-06 DET @ OAK Carlos Reyes ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 5 7 0.099 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
19 19 2 1 1996-04-10 DET SEA Edwin Hurtado ahead 4-2 b 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 5 7 0.072 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
20 20 3 1 1996-04-13 DET CAL Scott Sanderson behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 7 0.119 56% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
21 21 4 1 1996-05-07 DET @ NYY Scott Kamieniecki tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 3 7 0.090 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
22 22 5 1 1996-05-16 DET @ CLE Jack McDowell behind 2-8 t 8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  1 5 9 0.005 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
23 23 6 1 1996-05-17 DET CHW Matt Karchner ahead 5-4 b 7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 5 9 0.115 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
24 24 7 1 1996-05-25 DET CLE Charles Nagy behind 5-7 b 8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 9 0.129 27% Home Run (Fly Ball)
25 25 8 1 1996-05-29 DET @ KCR Kevin Appier behind 1-2 t 2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 5 9 0.094 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
26 26 9 1 1996-07-11 DET BOS Joe Hudson behind 2-11 b 9 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 7 9 0.001 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lewis Scores; Nieves Scores
27 27 10 1 1996-07-15 DET @ MIL Ricky Bones ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 9 0.089 66% Home Run (Line Drive)
28 28 11 2 1996-07-15 DET @ MIL Mike Potts ahead 7-3 t 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 9 0.045 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
29 29 12 1 1996-07-16 DET @ MIL Jose Mercedes behind 4-17 t 8 1 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 9 -0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Fryman Scores; Clark Scores; Nieves Scores
30 30 13 1 1996-07-20 DET @ TOR Paul Quantrill ahead 3-2 t 9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.114 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
31 31 14 1 1996-07-23 DET @ CAL Shawn Boskie behind 2-3 t 6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 9 0.145 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
32 32 15 1 1996-07-25 DET @ SEA Bob Wolcott behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 6 9 0.151 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores; Nieves Scores
33 33 16 1 1996-07-28 DET @ SEA Blas Minor ahead 10-3 t 7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  2 6 9 0.007 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores
34 34 17 1 1996-07-31 DET CAL Dennis Springer ahead 3-1 b 4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 9 0.078 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
35 35 18 1 1996-08-20 DET CHW Kevin Tapani ahead 2-1 b 1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 9 0.165 83% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Fryman Scores; Clark Scores; Nieves Scores
36 36 19 2 1996-08-20 DET CHW Rich Sauveur ahead 14-8 b 6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  2 6 9 0.008 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Clark Scores; Nieves Scores
37 37 20 1 1996-08-21 DET CHW Wilson Alvarez tied 2-2 b 6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 DH 0.159 70% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
38 38 21 1 1996-08-22 DET @ KCR Tim Belcher ahead 4-3 t 8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 7 DH 0.196 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sierra Scores; Nieves Scores
39 39 22 1 1996-09-20 DET @ MIL Scott Karl ahead 2-0 t 4 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  3 7 9 0.182 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sierra Scores/unER; Nevin Scores/unER; Nieves Scores/unER
40 40 23 1 1996-09-21 DET @ MIL Jeff D'Amico behind 2-10 t 4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 6 9 0.013 3% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
41 41 24 1 1996-09-28 DET MIL Doug Jones behind 0-5 b 7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 6 9 0.039 9% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1997 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
42 42 1 1 1997-04-01 DET @ MIN Brad Radke tied 0-0 t 4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  3 6 9 0.213 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Clark Scores; Higginson Scores
43 43 2 1 1997-04-06 DET @ CHW Al Levine behind 0-5 t 8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  2 6 DH 0.026 4% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Higginson Scores
44 44 3 1 1997-04-16 DET SEA Bobby Ayala behind 2-7 b 9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.005 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Nieves Scores
45 45 4 1 1997-05-15 DET @ KCR Kevin Appier tied 0-0 t 2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  3 6 9 0.175 77% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Clark Scores; Fryman Scores
46 46 5 1 1997-05-16 DET @ KCR Jamie Walker ahead 7-2 t 9 2 12- 2,(1-0)  3 6 9 0.007 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores; Pride Scores
47 47 6 1 1997-05-23 DET TEX Darren Oliver behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 9 0.104 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
48 48 7 1 1997-06-03 DET @ OAK Don Wengert tied 2-2 t 3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  1 3 9 0.115 57% Home Run (Fly Ball)
49 49 8 1 1997-06-20 DET BOS Tim Wakefield behind 0-3 b 2 0 -23 2,(1-0)  3 6 9 0.150 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Hamelin Scores; Nevin Scores
50 50 9 1 1997-06-24 DET NYY Jeff Nelson behind 6-9 b 7 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  3 7 PH 0.385 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fryman Scores; Hamelin Scores; Nieves Scores
51 51 10 1 1997-06-28 DET @ BOS Aaron Sele ahead 2-1 t 6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.116 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
52 52 11 1 1997-07-02 DET NYM Greg McMichael ahead 7-6 b 8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 9 9 0.088 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Casanova Scores
53 53 12 1 1997-07-14 DET @ BOS Jeff Suppan behind 1-7 t 6 2 -23 7,(3-2)  3 6 9 0.073 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Fryman Scores; Clark Scores
54 54 13 1 1997-07-15 DET @ BOS John Wasdin tied 5-5 t 12 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 6 9 0.480 90% Home Run (Fly Ball); Nevin Scores
55 55 14 1 1997-07-16 DET @ ANA Chuck Finley behind 0-3 t 4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 6 9 0.162 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Nevin Scores
56 56 15 1 1997-07-17 DET @ ANA Dennis Springer behind 2-9 t 7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  1 6 9 0.007 1% Home Run (Fly Ball)
57 57 16 1 1997-08-03 DET TOR Woody Williams ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 9 0.088 74% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
58 58 17 1 1997-08-20 DET MIN Brad Radke behind 0-11 b 8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  1 6 8 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Nieves Scores
59 59 18 1 1997-08-22 DET @ MIL Mark Davis ahead 7-1 t 7 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  3 6 9 0.007 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores; Hamelin Scores
60 60 19 1 1997-08-25 DET @ MIN Brad Radke ahead 1-0 t 2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  2 6 9 0.115 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Hamelin Scores
61 61 20 1 1997-09-20 DET @ BAL Terry Mathews behind 6-12 t 9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 2 9 0.010 2% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bartee Scores
1998 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1998-05-21 CIN @ NYM Masato Yoshii behind 0-4 t 5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 9 0.060 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
63 63 2 1 1998-05-26 CIN SFG Kirk Rueter tied 1-1 b 2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 7 0.104 66% Home Run (Line Drive)

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